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Mintwood Place

Cold weather makes chef Cedric Maupillier's hearty bistro fare all the more appealing. Try his thick, meaty cassoulet or a heaping plate of tagliatelle bolognese. Click here to see our previous coverage.

http://www.mintwoodplace.com/

1813 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC

202-234-6732

CityZen

Chef Eric Ziebold shines in all seasons, but his winter menu is a delight of sunchoke pudding, pan-seared sturgeon and herb-roasted lamb.

http://www.mandarinoriental.com/washington/fine-dining/city-zen/

1330 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC

202-787-6148

Hanoi House

What was once Blackbyrd Warehouse is now this emporium of Vietnamese food, including spring rolls, noodles and lemongrass chicken.

http://hanoihousedc.com/

2005 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

Rasika

The surest way to warm up is over spicy Indian food from chef Vikram Sunderam. His Shrimp Ambotik contains peri-peri masala, and Lamb Nihari simmers in nutmeg and cinnamon.

http://www.rasikarestaurant.com

633 D St. NW
Washington, DC

202-637-1222

DGS Delicatessen

Finally, there's an excellent matzoh ball soup in Washington. The fluffy grapefruit-size ball at this new sit-down deli arrives properly coated in dill and expertly seasoned by chef Barry Koslow.

http://www.dgsdelicatessen.com

1317 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC

202-293-4400

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